To run Wednesday, May 24, 2017
During the month of May, the library is honoring the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) with a display of media commemorating the surrender of Germany which officially ended the European phase of World War II in May 1945. This display, arranged by Melissa Frosch, is located near the front check-out area.
Summer Reading begins Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. with a kick-off party at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World!” Join us for an afternoon of hot dogs, yard games, splash pad and family fun! We will hand out Summer Reading packets on that day. On the following Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2 p.m., we will meet at the Quitman Public Library for “Tinker Day” where we will build stuff with the help of teen volunteers from Glowing Hearts.
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, June 9, 2017. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 – 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. There will be an open mic set-up for those who wish to perform. Listeners are always welcome.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Keep up with current events on at www.facebook.com/quitmanpubliclibrary and on our website at www.quitmanlibrary.org.
GED preparatory classes will extend through the summer. The class meets each Thursday from 4 – 6 p.m. and is taught by certified instructor, Susan Resnik. The class is designed to prepare students for the GED test. Call 903-763-4191 or stop by on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. to meet with the instructor.
Rebekah Yeager and Virginia Hoffpauir invite students of all ages and skill levels to bring their own supplies and join the group for free knitting and crochet instruction each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery.
Story Time will take a summer break will resume in September. Special thanks to Peoples Telephone – Quitman TX for sponsoring this year’s crafts and activities.
Friends of the Library
Friends of the Quitman Public Library recently held its last meeting of the season and will meet again in September 2017 after Summer Break. Friends is an active group of men and women dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.
In the lobby showcase is a display of dragons from the collections of Sara de la Rosa of Mineola and Beverly Chamberlain of Quitman. Among the interesting items are figurines and pieces of original art by Sara de la Rosa.
The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at http://quitman.biblionix.com/catalog. Also, download the OverDrive® app to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices.